CNU Salons

Freeway Loops or Street Networks?

Mary Newsom of the Charlotte Observer, writing on her blog "The Naked City", posted this thorough argument agai

Giving New Meaning to “Green Transit”

In the US, we tend to think of public transportation as inherently green, which of course it is compared to our addiction to driving.

When the market recovers, smartly located urbanism will claim a larger share. Here's why.

Even before the recession began, the market for residential and commercial property in the US was changing away from a model of unmitigated suburban sprawl and toward one of more central locations, ur

California Zephyr Salon Train Ride to CNU 17

CNU members out west have a unique travel option to the CNU 17 Congress this June in Denver (http://www.cnu.org/cnu17).

Sustainable Urbanism Module by Farr Associates

The Center for Applied Transect Studies (CATS) announces the availability as freeware of the new Sustainable Urbanism Performance-based SmartCode Module, written by Farr Associates

I-880 cities seek a sense of “place”

Along Interstate 880 in the Northern California county of Alameda, cities birthed during the post-World War II era of suburbanism have begun turning the clock back searching instead for a sense of “

America Reurbanizing: Wall Street Journal sees more exurbs becoming economic laggards

Reports of formerly halcyon exurban subdivisions becoming troubled centers of foreclosure

"Blueprint Denver" embraces the benefits of New Urbanism

For New Urbanists, it’s a principle that has been evident for quite some time: low-density, suburban development simply doesn’t make sense anymore.

Walmart, McCain forge new alliance to fight sprawl

BENTONVILLE, April 1 – In an unusual joint appearance this morning, Walmart CEO Mike F. Duke and former candidate John R.

Strong Centers Make Healthier Regions

The signs continue to mount that the housing market is moving in favor of central locations, and away from sprawl. It’s all a matter of degree, of course, but the signals are real.